Spatial Data Science with R and “terra”

These resources teach spatial data analysis and modeling with R. R is a widely used programming language and software environment for data science. R also provides unparalleled opportunities for analyzing spatial data and for spatial modeling.

This is the “terra” version of this resource. You can also use the more elaborate “raster” version.

If you have never used R, or if you need a refresher, you should start with our Introduction to R

1. Spatial data manipulation with R

Read this to learn about the basics of reading, writing, and manipulating spatial data. (pdf)

2. Remote sensing image analysis

Introduction to remote sensing (satellite) image analysis spatial data. (pdf)

3. Processing MODIS data

Introduction to remote sensing (satellite) image analysis spatial data. (pdf)

Manuals

I. The terra package

A detailed description of the methods in the terra package. (pdf)